Bagpipe vs Chaunter - What's the difference?

bagpipe | chaunter |


As nouns the difference between bagpipe and chaunter

is that bagpipe is singular of bagpipes (normally used in plural) while chaunter is (uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.

As a verb bagpipe

is to play the bagpipes.

bagpipe

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Singular of bagpipes (normally used in plural)
  • Verb

    (bagpip)
  • To play the bagpipes.
  • (nautical) To lay (the mizzen) aback by bringing the sheet to the mizzen rigging.
  • chaunter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
  • (colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
  • * Dickens
  • He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.
  • The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
  • (Webster 1913) ----